New trailer and 6 posters for THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

New trailer and 6 posters for THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

It’s somewhat surprising that a heralded book like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” hasn’t been tackled on the big screen since Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, though there was a television version in 2000 with Mira Sorvino (as Daisy), Toby Stephens (as Jay Gatsby) and Paul Rudd (yes, that Paul Rudd, as Nick Carraway). Baz Luhrmann’s last film effort was 2008’s epic but somewhat forgettable AUSTRALIA (starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman). He’s back to tackle what may easily be the most-ambitious take on the classic novel ever with 2013’s THE GREAT GATSBY. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire taking on the role of Nick Carraway. Carey Mulligan is Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton is Tom Buchanan, Isla Fisher is Myrtle Wilson, and Elizabeth Debicki is Jordan Baker. Looks like Mulligan got the most-coveted role, as big name actresses like Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Rachel McAdams, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Eva Green, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson were all rumored to be considerations as Daisy Buchanan. Check out the trailer below, followed by an official plot synopsis and six character posters from the film. After all that, please tell us your thoughts in the comments. Is this a 2013 movie you’re looking forward to?

From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.







THE GREAT GATSBY opens May 10, 2013

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